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FEATURING NICOLE OZER – Police departments across the country have increasingly been investing in surveillance technologies that are violating civil rights of ordinary Americans. The spying encompasses a broad spectrum including license plate readers, biometric surveillance, X ray vans, so-called “predictive policing” software, and even social media monitoring.

Civil rights groups like the ACLU have found that the technologies are particularly targeting communities of color and poor Americans. Now, activists are pushing back by launching a coordinated wave of legislation in 11 different cities nationwide to limit police surveillance of the public.

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Nicole Ozer, Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Director with the ACLU of California.

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